221 episodes

Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

Sweetman Podcast Simon Sweetman

    • Arts
    • 3.6, 10 Ratings

Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 220 - Ruby Solly

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 220 - Ruby Solly

    An in-depth conversation with musician, poet, teacher and music therapist Ruby Solly. We talk about her life and work, he connection to music, her deep study and improvisation with the cello and on to Taonga puoro and other instruments, including her brand new album Poneke. Ruby is also a poet so we talk poetry, writing and influences too.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 219 - Colin Morris

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 219 - Colin Morris

    An in-depth conversation with Wellington record reviewer and retailer Colin Morris. We talk about his life from England to Wellington, from owning record stores to working for Unity Books; to a life filled with music and with recommendations for others across the counter and across print and radio. Colin shares some of his stories about meeting many of the most famous people in music (B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Mavis Staples) and about dedicating his life to his love of good music.

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 218 - Paul McLaney on the return of Gramsci

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 218 - Paul McLaney on the return of Gramsci

    An in-depth phone conversation with Paul McLaney. We talk about the return of his band-name Gramsci and their brand new album, Inheritance; the first Gramsci record in 15 years. We talk about the influences that went into that record, the lifestyle changes that informed it and a big conversation around belief in music and integrity.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 217 - Freya Daly Sadgrove

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 217 - Freya Daly Sadgrove

    An in-depth conversation with poet, writer and theatre-maker Freya Daly Sadgrove. She talks about and reads poems from her debut full-length VUP collection, "Head Girl". We talk about life and writing, she discusses her mental health and lockdown and remembering that classic tome, 'Laura's Poems'.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 216 - David Cormack

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 216 - David Cormack

    An in-depth conversation with PR/Comms specialist, writer, political commentator and ex-comedian David Cormack. We talk through his life and career/s and also talk about the podcast Brazen, of which he is one of the producers and co-creators. We talk about comedy, TV appearances, freelance writing, parenting, the state of politics and jouranlism and many other things besides.

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 215 - Karen O'Leary

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 215 - Karen O'Leary

    An in-depth conversation with (Officer) Karen O'Leary; she of the TV show Wellington Paranormal and the movie What We Do In The Shadows. When is not portraying Officer O'Leary she is the head teacher at an early childcare facility, where she's been employed for the last 20 years. She fell into acting by a mistake of genius casting. We talk about her life and passions and the 'side-gig' of appearing in character at events and on stage and screen.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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